'Tis music hath the magic pow'r
From op'ning spring to winter's close:
To soothe in sorrow's darkest hour
The heart oppressed by deepest woes!
Sweet music, music hath a magic pow'r!
Sweet music, nusic hat a magic pow'r!
'Tis music lends a golden hue,
To life's tide as it glides along;
Then let us render homage due,
To music, and her sister song!
'Tis music brings us back again
Joys we prized inyouth's bright day,
When list'ning to the witching strain,
Time on light wings fles away!
Yes! 'tis music brings us back again
Joys we prized in youth's bright day,
When list'ning to the witching, witching strain,
Time on light wings flew away.
Glover, Stephen, "Music, and her Sister Song" (1859). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 63.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.
Music, and her Sister Song
Words by Richard Ryan
Music by Stephen Glover
One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”
Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street
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